Work Grant awarded by the Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V. and Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature for authors from UNESCO Cities of Literature.
1 February to 30 April 2020
Accommodation at the Dilsberg fortress near Heidelberg Subsistence allowance Pocket money Travel allowance Public transport ticket
Work grant awarded by the “Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V.” in cooperation with Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature for authors from UNESCO Cities of Literature in the “Commandant’s House Dilsberg”, at Dilsberg Fortress in Neckargemünd (distance to Heidelberg approx. 14 kilometres).
The building served as the Commandant’s quarters of the Dilsberg garrison in the 17th century. The former Commandant’s House was acquired 1996 and renovated by the Rhine-Neckar-District. Since then the “Commandant’s House Dilsberg” has been a center for the promotion of art and culture: exhibitions, chamber music concerts, open-air concerts, readings, symposia and discussion rounds enrich the cultural life of the region. Here, art, music, and literature grant holders find a creative work sphere.
Duration of the scholarship is 3 months with residence obligation at Dilsberg fortress. At the end of the grant period there will be readings or presentations by the grant holder/s of their own texts or works.
Date & benefits
1 February to 30 April 2020 Total value max. € 3,750 per person: Subsistence allowance of € 1,350 per person (€ 15 per day) Monthly allowance/pocket money of € 750 per person Travel allowance (international flights, economy class) of up to € 1,000 Public transportation ticket for the Rhine-Neckar public transport network (VRN) limited to the duration of the stay
Candidates have the possibility to apply as team of two artists (grant holder and co-fellow) as 2 sleeping rooms are available (individual application is necessary). The co-recipient should also have his/her own artistic expertise, which has not necessarily to be in the literary field (could be translation for instance, but also such as music, visual arts, performing arts, film, etc.). Both artistic personalities have to demonstrate an artistic or interdisciplinary cooperation and should be personally well acquainted to each other. While the grant holder has to, it is not essential that the co-grantee is coming from a UNESCO City of Literature. The co-grantee will be provided with the same financial resources as the grant holder. The artists in residence share a kitchenette and a bathroom in the fully furnished apartment. The apartment is unfortunately not accessible for disabled persons.
- Publication of at least one book (prose, essay, narration, poetry, etc.) by a book publisher.
- Good to very good knowledge of German and/or English language.
- Willingness to participate in local literary life (Dilsberg or Heidelberg) e.g. talks with protagonist of the regional literary scene arranged by the grant donors
- Registered residence in a UNESCO City of literature (main grant holder)
How to apply
Please hand in the completed application form (optional: an excerpt from one of your books (1500–3000 words, in German or English) and/or a letter of recommendation) until 16 September 2019 by e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V. and Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature will make the decision by the end of September 2019.
Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature email@example.com www.cityofliterature.de +49 6221 58330-61 or -63